Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, Karakol

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Learn about a great Russian geographer who first described Central Asia when you visit Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum, a neo-classical single-story building detailing the life of the explorer who died of typhoid fever on the shores of Issyk-Kul. Opened in 1957, the museum features sketches of local peoples, engravings, and books with details of Przhevalsky's expeditions shown on a bas relief map of Central Asia. A huge globe, an armillary sphere, and a stuffed horse, presumably having belonged to the scientist, are among top exhibits. A live horse is kept in a museum yard under white birch trees. The balcony offers a scenic panorama of nearby ponds. Przhevalsky is buried in the museum's courtyard. See Nikolai Przhevalsky Museum and all Karakol has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karakol tour planner .
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  • Museum where you can learn about the history of the Kyrgyz people, their traditions and way of life. the site is located away from the city, where you can enjoy the beauty of the Lake and walk to the Museum.
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  • The territory of the Museum is fantastic: fir tree park with an exciting view to the Issyk-Kul Lakeshore village that used to be covered by water many years ago. You can witness it on old photos in th...  more »
  • With pleasure visited the Museum, unfortunately catches the eye so that repairs are carried out, but a collection of documents, photographs, stuffed animals, and most importantly the staff at altitude. A mandatory place to visit!
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